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ironslippers
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8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?

Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?
Everyone stands on their own dung hill and speaks out about someone else's - Nathan Krusemark
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Wylted
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8/9/2015 9:13:25 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM, ironslippers wrote:
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?

I get anxiety from it. I often don't even read my opponent's final round. I also try to avoid reading their first round until it's round 2.

I'll answer your question with a question. Do you think it's rewarding. What type of reward are you looking for?


Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?

Sometimes to be able to emphathize with another person's opinion more, sometimes it's easier to defend another person's point of view than your own. Sometimes it's just about the competitive nature of it and your actual position is unimportant.
ironslippers
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8/9/2015 9:46:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/9/2015 9:13:25 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM, ironslippers wrote:
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?

I get anxiety from it. I often don't even read my opponent's final round. I also try to avoid reading their first round until it's round 2.

Appreciate the honesty

I'll answer your question with a question. Do you think it's rewarding. What type of reward are you looking for?

I was wondering what other get from it, There a number of those on this site that are very good at debating even when their argument or subject is... lame
somehow I admire that

I'm thinking professional at might behoove me. I tend to cave in when I'm in the wrong and be FU when right without ever communicating my point of view, either way it APPEARS that I have a bad attitude.



Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?

Sometimes to be able to emphathize with another person's opinion more, sometimes it's easier to defend another person's point of view than your own. Sometimes it's just about the competitive nature of it and your actual position is unimportant.
Everyone stands on their own dung hill and speaks out about someone else's - Nathan Krusemark
Its easier to criticize and hate than it is to support and create - I Ron Slippers
Wylted
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8/9/2015 1:09:49 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/9/2015 9:46:37 AM, ironslippers wrote:
At 8/9/2015 9:13:25 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM, ironslippers wrote:
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?

I get anxiety from it. I often don't even read my opponent's final round. I also try to avoid reading their first round until it's round 2.

Appreciate the honesty

I'll answer your question with a question. Do you think it's rewarding. What type of reward are you looking for?

I was wondering what other get from it, There a number of those on this site that are very good at debating even when their argument or subject is... lame
somehow I admire that

I'm thinking professional at might behoove me. I tend to cave in when I'm in the wrong and be FU when right without ever communicating my point of view, either way it APPEARS that I have a bad attitude.

Perhaps you should debate things you are absolutely sure you are right about. It will probably humble you a bit. The truth is we never know if we're right or not.



Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?

Sometimes to be able to emphathize with another person's opinion more, sometimes it's easier to defend another person's point of view than your own. Sometimes it's just about the competitive nature of it and your actual position is unimportant.
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8/11/2015 7:53:14 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM, ironslippers wrote:
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?

It can be. The issue is whether you are truly challenged by those people. For instance, http://www.debate.org... noob-snipes to the maxxx. He wants to hit 100-0, which I can respect, but still.... it's cheap taking debates from people you know you will beat. I've tried stopping that trend myself, but it's easier said than done.

A win is very rewarding though when you truly fight for it.

Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?

Devils advocate challenge. I debated once that stupid people should be allowed to vote. I won, but it was indeed a challenge. I don't support my position at all either, I just wanted a challenge (and won).
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8/20/2015 2:30:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/9/2015 8:15:00 AM, ironslippers wrote:
Is debating confrontational? is that rewarding?


Why does one debate something they themselves do not support?

Being right gives us an ego rush, and to debate we have to believe we are right.
I have not met anyone who does not have strong opinions on certain subjects.The art lies in knowing when to call a halt; when things are going nowhere; wher we have a shouting match; when all has been said that can be said.
What is so rewarding about a story is that it is not a debate yet it often seeks to convince us of something.